Whenever there is a new drug or surgical procedure, you can be assured that you or your doctor will probably hear about it because there’s a corporate budget driving its promotion. But what about advances in the field of nutrition? The reason we don’t see ads on TV for broccoli is the same reason groundbreaking research on the power of foods and eating patterns to affect our health and longevity gets lost and buried in the medical literature–there’s no profit motive. It may not make anyone money, but what if our lives would profit?
Did you know there are diets proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure? Yet doctors get little if any formal nutrition training in medical school, graduating without some of the most powerful tools available to stop the chronic diseases that remain our leading causes of death and disability.
We believe that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the correct dietary choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice. The goal of this website is to present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand.
NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.
Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. View the book trailer here. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.
Meet the Core Team
Katie acts as Executive Director for NutritionFacts.org, overseeing all of our numerous projects, managing the nonprofit logistics, and organizing Dr. Greger’s speaking tour. Katie is not only a long time follower of NutritionFacts.org, but also a graduate of New York University with a passion for cooking delicious, healthy meals. Katie resides in Philadelphia with her partner, Chris, their pup, Lou, and their two chinchillas, Bernadette and Shoshanna.
Chief Technology Officer
Christi serves as Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the technology architecture, operations, web development, and design at NutritionFacts.org. She has extensive industry experience in full-stack web development, including web design and user experience, and is passionate about making the world a better place through the use of technology. In her free time, Christi enjoys collaborating on coding projects, advocating for elementary STEM education, playing classical piano, and practicing Taekwondo. She currently resides in Boardman, Ohio with her husband and son, her dog, Dante, and two wonderfully talkative parrots, Merlin and India.
Director of Operations
Tommasina, our Director of Operations, manages the nonprofit logistics, donor correspondence, and daily workings of NutritionFacts.org. She enjoys working with the volunteer tech team to envision exciting innovations for NutritionFacts.org. Tommasina graduated summa cum laude from University of Florida, and earned an MA in political science. She loves dried tart cherries, backpacking, square dancing, and snuggling with her two cats, Ollie and Fiona, in Washington, DC.
Presentation Design Director
Gretchen, our Presentation Design Director, helps create the videos found on NutritionFacts.org’s website. She studied Graphic Design at MECA and is passionate about photography, travel and helping to save lives by spreading the word about the healing properties of plant based nutrition. Gretchen enjoys daily walks on the beautiful beaches of Maine with her cute little mutt, Cleo, as well as quality time with her daughter, nieces and nephews.
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Last Modified: April 18th 2016